Ning Lu

Assistant Professor
Canada Research Chair (Tier 2)


Dr. Ning Lu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Queen’s University. He is also a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Future Communication Networks. Dr. Lu received the B.Eng. (2007) and M.Eng. (2010) degrees from Tongji University, Shanghai, China, and Ph.D. degree (2015) from the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada, all in electrical engineering. Prior to joining Queen’s University, he was an assistant professor in the Department of Computing Science at Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC, Canada. From 2015 to 2016, he was a postdoctoral fellow with the Coordinated Science Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He also spent the summer of 2009 as an intern in the National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo, Japan.

His current research interests include real-time scheduling, distributed algorithms, and reinforcement learning for wireless communication networks. He has published more than 40 papers in top IEEE journals and conferences, including IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, ACM MobiHoc, and IEEE INFOCOM, etc.

Dr. Lu has been the recipient of several awards and fellowships. He and his team won second place in the 2014 Valeo Innovation Challenge for excellence in vehicular networking protocol design. He was presented the best paper award at the 2014 IEEE GLOBECOM conference. He received a NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2015. Dr. Lu is currently on the editorial board of Encyclopedia of Wireless Networks, Springer. He has served as journal guest editor, TPC member of many IEEE conferences, and reviewer of refereed journals.